Category: Labor

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Juan Cole: Top 5 Reasons “Labor Day” isn’t for Laborers Anymore

So as we burn dead meat and play frisbee in a warming climate, we could stop to consider the lives of the laborers we are theoretically honoring

David "Goldy" Goldstein: $15 and Change: How Seattle Led the Country’s Wage Revolution

Seattle’s path to a $15 minimum wage is a winding tale of effective organizing, smart messaging, and blind dumb luck. It is also a roadmap for bypassing partisan gridlock—one city at a time

Malavika Krishnan: Advancing Backwards: Bolivia’s Child Labor Law

In the midst of a global fight against child labor and poverty, Bolivia stands alone on an empty street

Joe Uehlein: Making a Living on a Living Planet

Today you can change how those questions will be answered by engaging within the trade union movement for a vision of the future where labor is a part of the answer to the climate crisis, not a part of the problem

Sascha Bercovitch: Venezuelan Experts, Union Leaders Debate Increase in Gasoline Prices

In a public forum, experts and union leaders expressed tentative approval for an increase in Venezuela’s gasoline prices

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Steve Early: Open Shop Trend Makes Organizing the “Organized” Top Union Priority

For many years, American unions have been trying to “organize of the unorganized” to offset, and, where possible, reverse their steady loss of dues-paying members

Bill Nemitz: Market Basket Revolt

What’s happening at Market Basket’s 71 stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine is nothing short of remarkable. Thousands of workers supported by hundreds of thousands of consumers standing against corporate greed

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Carl Finamore: Missing in Action

AFL-CIO Should Be in Ferguson

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Steve Early: Last Minute Left-Liberal Unity?

Richmond Line-Up Reshuffled for Fall Contest With Chevron

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Gar Alperovitz: Is Worker Ownership a Way Forward for Market Basket?

There can be no doubt that in the long term, an employee-owned company would provide a much better solution for the workers and larger community than the current mess

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